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1 Thaler - Ferdinand III Vienna

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand III (1637-1657)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1652-1655
Value 1 Thaler (1)
Composition Silver
Weight 27.9 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 977, Dav# 3183, Her# 388-391
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
European crowns
by John S. Davenport
(Spink)
Österreichische Münzprägungen
by Ludwig Herinek
(Eigenverlag)

Obverse

Laureate portrait with armour facing right, beaded inner circle. Legend divided below by mint mark . Date below bust.

Lettering: FERDINANDVS III D G ROM ( Y) IM SE AV GE HV BO REX

Reverse

Composite arms with above, a shield with the imperial eagle. In the legend, between DVX and AVST, a W and a shield, btween SK and CC, a crowned shield of Austria and ancient Burgundy. Legend for "Archi Dux Austriae Dux Burgundiae Styriae Karinthiae Carniolae Comes Tyrolis".

Lettering: ARC DVX // AVST D // BVR S K // C C TYR

Comments

Mint mark (circle, triangle and dot) for JC Richthausen.
The portrait varies: e.g. for 1653:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1652  165(Z)
1653 
1654 
1655 

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